Before the Movie

What do you know about the Lewis and Clark expedition. What were they hired to explore?  (Tap prior knowledge; Predict)

What do you hope to learn about Lewis and Clark? (Set goals)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:26:  Why did  President Thomas Jefferson put together the expedition. expedition? What did he want the explorers to find out? (Summarize; Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 3:57:  What are some ways Sacagawea helped the Corps? (Make connections; Identify problem/solution)

Timecode 5:50:  What are some of the contributions the Corps made from their expedition? (Identify details; Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Lewis and Clark topic. (Make connections)

What are some consequences of expeditions like this one? (Reflect; Draw conclusions)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Lewis and Clark Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.